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Strict sentencing laws must be maintained.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/2/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I believe that strict sentencing laws must be maintained because it ensures equal and severe punishment. Falling crime rates show that America's get-tough-on-crime approach works. It prevents lawbreakers from commiting more crimes, and deters others Strict sentencing also guarantees justice will be served. Going "soft" on crime makes society less safe and raises security costs on citizens and businesses.


I believe that strict sentencing laws must be gotten rid of because if we sentence people to strictly they become resentful of society and don't reintegrate well and won't be productive citizens. This resentment may even cause said criminal to repeat their offence. Instead we must rehabilitate criminals in order to make them feel accepted well functioning members of society.
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Posted by campbell1991 5 years ago
America has the WORLDS LARGEST prison population. Why would any intelligent person want more prisoners? The United States has 5% of the worlds population but 25% or global prison population. Maybe you need to do some more research ukeman.
Posted by ukeman 5 years ago
strict law sentencing...the way we inforce the laws. we must inforce the laws strictly to keep them maintained.
Posted by The_Chaos_Heart 5 years ago
What do you mean by "strict sentencing laws"? Could you be a little more specific?
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